How can we Improve Packback Questions?

Packback's product team wants to hear your suggestions about how we can make Packback Questions more useful, friendly, and curiosity-inspiring!

Here's what each of the statuses below mean:

Under Consideration: We are aware of this suggestion and agree that it could be valuable, but are still gathering data.
Planned: This suggestion is in our product backlog and is planned for release in the next 3-6 months.
Not Planned: Based on our product purpose and current team resources, we do not expect this suggestion to be worked on in the next 6 months.
Done: This improvement is now live in Packback Questions!

Please note: This list does not reflect Packback's full roadmap; the list below is limited to improvements and iteration on existing features in the Packback Questions platform. Large-scale features are not included here.

Show student small group in their profile

Suggested by: Anne Olson (22 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 24 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Close options tab when you click out of it

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Create penality for students who plagiarize multiple times in 1 term

Suggested by: Anne Olson (26 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 05 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "response to professor's question" option in the gradebook

Suggested by: Albert Belllera (21 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Hiding the Learner Leaderboard from students

Suggested by: Kathryn Stegeman (03 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 23 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Suggested Coaching Emails

Suggested by: Matthew Jungclaus (07 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Make a filter for Prof & TA's where they can find discussion threads for a specific grading period.

Suggested by: Gianna Cumba (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Alert student before post submission that their post doesn't meet the minimum Curiosity Score

Suggested by: Molly Skjei (18 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

When opening a posts, open it on the same page instead of a new page

Suggested by: Rakeeta (17 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 02 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Allow professors to override the grades within the platform's gradebook

Suggested by: Kathryn Stegeman (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Add a filter to show posts you've sparked or responded to.

Suggested by: Packback Professor Suggestion (23 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Include rules and current debate topic information on a side panel

Suggested by: Lucia Summers (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Additional report option for only scores

Suggested by: Brook Milligan (11 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 19 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "average score" to summary statistics

Suggested by: Brook Milligan (11 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 11 May, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Add bio section to profile so that students can share information about themselves

Suggested by: Vicki (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Notification to professor when a student has been moderated 3+ times for plagiarism

Suggested by: Anne (08 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 28 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add links to profile avatar images to make it easier to access student community profiles.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (21 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 06 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration General User Experience

Add a "Request new Avatar feature" option to take in requests for new hair, features, colors, etc.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 0

Add an "Account" page, instead of having all Account options listed in dropdown menu in the top nav.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 0

Option to increase curiosity scores for peer reviewed work.

Suggested by: Karen (05 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 05 Aug, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Override Gradebook

Suggested by: RJ Malebranche (16 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 16 Mar, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Remove supporting/counter points, or change them.

Suggested by: Eli Miller (10 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 10 Mar, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Accidental Deletion of Student Post by Prof

Suggested by: Sean Egan (19 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 19 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Is it possible to have all of the posts automatically checked for plagiarism?

Suggested by: Lynn Barbee (15 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 15 Sep, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add new course subject 'tags' for additional subjects that aren't currently available for tagging.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 1
Under consideration Professor Tools

Please add an option for faculty to require a reliable source for questions and replies

Suggested by: Mary Bower Russa (08 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 08 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Auto-moderate posts containing gibberish

Suggested by: Janice (07 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 07 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow sorting of student questions and answers by substantive criteria/search terms

Suggested by: Jacek Lubecki (06 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 06 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add formatting tools to Feedback

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (01 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 01 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow for point differentiation for Peer Responses or Instructor Responses

Suggested by: Barbara (13 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 13 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow users to include and display pronouns on their Packback accounts

Suggested by: Nico Tangorra (10 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 10 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Can we add the half hours as possible deadline times

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (02 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 02 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow instructors to easily see which posts they have already read

Suggested by: Barbara (01 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 01 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Feedback Drafts

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (03 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 03 Aug, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Preloaded questions

Suggested by: Grace (17 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

View the entirety of each student's threads (question and replies) on one scrollable page.

Suggested by: Kim Hammett (14 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 14 Jun, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow users to download individual post (s) that can be exported as PDF or in the form of Journal

Suggested by: Yves Guerilus (25 May, '21) Upvoted: 25 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Print Out Weekly Discussions

Suggested by: Mark Pierson (23 May, '21) Upvoted: 23 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow professors to change date of 'Recommended Features' email

Suggested by: Ellyn Riley (17 May, '21) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow for quick view of submission points.

Suggested by: Sam (13 May, '21) Upvoted: 13 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Have possible names appear as you type students name

Suggested by: Sam (13 May, '21) Upvoted: 13 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow professors to require supporting and counter points as part of the weekly requirements

Suggested by: Sam Ehrlich (27 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 27 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add Full Deadlines list to syllabus insert document

Suggested by: Christa Hein (19 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 19 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Suggest sources by discipline/subject

Suggested by: Daniel Green (06 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 06 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add more in-depth instructions on how to make counter/supporting points in the tutorial

Suggested by: Grace (26 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 26 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow photo upload for profiles, in addition to avatars

Suggested by: Fernanda Duarte (09 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add the citation on the curiosity feed beside the truncated post for each student

Suggested by: Yael (04 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 04 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Student Version of Professor Insights Email

Suggested by: Daniel Green (24 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 24 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

The system is too stringent on paragraph length.

Suggested by: Jonathan Lochamy (18 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 18 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

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